In Case You Missed It….

In Case You Missed It….

On July 1st – July 2nd I did a 30hr. marathon DJ set to benefit my son Armand and his fight against GM1 Gangliosidosis.

During the marathon itself we raised over $1100, but chew.tv was unable to process the entire archive at the time. ┬áThe set was recorded, they split it up into 10hr. “snippets” so that I could download to my desktop then reupload to their site as an archive.

So if you need a few days worth of music to listen to, here you go!  Donations of course can still be at at www.gofundme.com/armandshope

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Straightline Takeover Mix

Straightline Takeover Mix

Across the pond, the British have something called National Prison Radio, aimed at helping prisoners maintain connection with the outside world and help prevent recidivism. In July they premiered a weekly show called “Straightline”, featuring an hour of request music (akin to the old Casey Kasem Request and Dedication), and an hour of an exclusive DJ mix.

So I sent in a mix.

They played it tonight.

You should listen too.

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Calling All DJ’s

Calling All DJ’s

Those of you who know me personally might be aware that each year I participate in a fundraising effort called Extra Life to raise money for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals (in my case, Cincinnati Children’s Medical Center). Usually people will broadcast on Twitch or other related video game streams for 24 hours as a marathon. Well, I don’t really broadcast on Twitch ever if at all — I do, however regularly broadcast my DJ sets on chew.tv. I even have 58 followers (as of this writing). So here’s what we’ll do instead. (more…)

Jager Sessions Fundraiser Alert – July 1st

Jager Sessions Fundraiser Alert – July 1st

With the exact date and time still TBA, I do want to take a moment and announce I will be doing a 30-hour DJ set live on Chew.TV to raise money and awareness for Armand. Currently I’m eyeing Fourth of July weekend, running from 9pm Friday night until 3am Sunday night. Keep this post in mind with more information coming, and official support coming from Chew.TV.

Update: The date will be July 1st at 9pm through July 3rd.

This promo video will have more information.

#MillerSoundClash Mix on MixCloud

#MillerSoundClash Mix on MixCloud

Please take 30 minutes out of your day and give this a listen. It’s a mix done for a contest promoted by Miller Lite for a set in Vegas. The contest asked for high energy, but instead of a progressive house or nrg set I dropped some sped-up trap with a double-beat feel for some extra bounce. The contest requires a minimum of 100 listens to even get judged, so check it out give it a share and bounce along. And then head over to Soundcloud to grab a copy of Bassball Season.

[2016] Bassball Season

[2016] Bassball Season

It’s that time of year when young men engage in our national pastime — looking at girls in halter tops while blasting bass-heavy music and annoying the shit out of their neighbors. (more…)

[2016] Sometimes I Jack It

[2016] Sometimes I Jack It

For the most part of my “electronic” DJ career, I’ve played hard house and breaks, lately adding electro house and trap. But previous to that, I was digging on just straight house music (prime example being Armand Van Helden, who, you know, I named my kid after).

Since at this point in my life and a career I’m no longer expected to only play hard house or breaks or hip-hop, etc., I can drop a mix of what I want. And today I wanted a house mix up. Somtimes I break, sometimes I pop & lock, and somtimes I jack it. Enjoy. (more…)

Live on Chew.tv Tonight

Live on Chew.tv Tonight

Tonight I’ll drop a 1-2 hour set on chew.tv as a test to see how things run (had lots of streaming issues with mixlr.com that I couldn’t identify). If it all works out then it’ll be my new home featuring both live audio and video on a weekly basis. (more…)

[2016] The Sky Aquatic (Disc 3)

[2016] The Sky Aquatic (Disc 3)

I promised it, so here it is, The Sky Aquatic Vol. 3, my final tribute to one of the main musical influences on myself as a DJ over the last 20 years — Aquasky. (more…)

[2016] Roots & Branches Vol. 2

[2016] Roots & Branches Vol. 2

Presenting my first new mix of 2016, “Roots & Branches Vol. 2”. The first edition I did back in 2012 as a foray into electro house, while still maintaining one foot in the breaks world. For this mix I’ve added hot trap tunes, a nod to my origins in hip-hop back in the mid/late 90’s. Even better, some of these tunes feature some of my favorite rappers from that era, Redman, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony and Q-Tip of A Tribe Called Quest. It’s the circle of life. (more…)